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At the Movies


I haven't ever before recommended a movie here, but these three are special.

The are about friendship, determination, courage, temptation, courage, good and evil, courage, and choices.

I have been a Tolkien fan for many, many years.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a cinemagraphic wonder. If you haven't seen them, you are missing something truly special.

From Hobbits capture key Hollywood award.

Lord of the Rings - Articles and Essays.

Yes, there is violence in them. It is interesting that we talk about the violence in movies when there is so much in the news, in the newspapers, and yet we seem to take that for granted.

It has been said that the really big things that have been done in history have come from the work of one, or a small group of people. That has been true on both sides of the struggle between good and evil.

The Lord of the Rings is a tale of the forces of good going against the seemingly all powerful forces of evil. It is a story of even parts of nature joining the side of the good. That in itself gives pause to think.

It is a tale told on a bigger than life scale. It is a tale of individual choices.

It is a tale of great courage, and courage is being there, scared, of course, but being there.

If you can't get to the movies, then do get to the library.


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